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Fort Fordyce to Great Fish River

Via Fort Beaufort
Distance 61 km.

Traveling the 60-plus km to Great Fish River Nature Reserve does not take very long, even with the gravel piece having bad corrugation when we were there. This reserve, like the others, have a unique character.

The Great Fish River Nature Reserve comprises the Andries Vosloo Kudu Reserve, the Double Drift Nature Reserve and the Sam Knott Nature Reserve. These reserves are linked by a circular route and total combined size of about 45,000 hectares....

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Posted on 6 March 2008 by Linx

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Fort Fordyce to Great Fishriver

The Great Fish River Nature Reserve comprises the Andries Vosloo Kudu Reserve, the Double Drift Nature Reserve and the Sam Knott Nature Reserve.

These reserves are linked by a circular route and their total combined size are about 45,000 hectares.

The area in which the reserves are located was in the past an area of conflict and war, with the Great Fish River often forming the boundary between the Settler and Xhosa territories. As a result, the area has a rich historical background and a number of forts, signaling towers, fortified farmsteads, barracks and graves that are located within the reserve.

Accommodation consists of Mbabala Lodge, a redecorated old farm house with a 3 star grading and a maximum of 10 persons.

Nottingham Lodge, a Restored settler farm house that accommodates 10 persons, with 3 en-suite bedrooms.

Mvubu Lodge comprises 4 stone double en-suite units. Each unit has its own entrance, there is communal lounge, wooden deck, maximum 8 persons.

Mvubu Family Chalets comprises 6 double storey timber family units, with a 2 star grading. Each unit accommodates 4 persons. Private braai area and deck, maximum 24 persons.

Sam Knott Log Cabins are four fully serviced, self catering timber cabins. Each unit accommodates 4 persons.

Activities include game drives in the Inyathi game area, walking trails, the Adam Krantz viewpoint, rock art, day/night game drives, bird watching, picnics and educational tours.

Wildlife are prolific and includes the Black Backed Jackal, Black Rhino, Bushbuck, Burchell's Zebra, Chamca Baboon, Cape Buffalo, Dassie, Common Springbuck, Elephant, Duiker, Hippo, Impala, Kudu, Lynx, Mountain Reedbuck, Red Hartebeest, Ostrich, Steenbuck, Southern Reedbuck, Vervet Monkey and Waterbuck

Read our first hand experience of the reserve on the left hand corner of this page.

Reservations: Head Office Tel: +27 (0)43 742 4450 Fax: +27 (0)43 742 5566 email: reservations@ecparksboard.co.za